College Sports

What Else Is New? BU, BC in Beanpot Finale

Monday, February 8, 2016

Boston — Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC have owned the Beanpot tournament in recent history. For the 22nd time in the event’s 64-year history, the schools meet in the title game, facing off tonight at TD Garden. Since Harvard last won the title in 1993, either BC or BU has hoisted the …

Jok’s on Unranked Illinois

Monday, February 8, 2016

Champaign, Ill. — Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) and led them to a …

Elite Swimmers’ Worst Nightmare: Awareness Campaign Warns of ‘Shallow Water Blackout’ Danger

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It’s described as a swimmer’s high — a euphoric mix of pain, confusion, determination and physical exertion that pushes the human body to its absolute limit. And according to those involved in the sport, it’s a common element of competitive swim training. It’s also potentially fatal. Inches beneath the surface, swimmers perform dolphin …

No. 2 UNC Tops Wake

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 83-68 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. The Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0ACC) had little trouble extending their best start to conference play since 2000-01. They never …

Freshman Leads Oklahoma St. Past No. 3 Kansas

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Stillwater, Okla. — Freshman Jawun Evans had 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Oklahoma State upset No. 3 Kansas 86-67 on Tuesday night. The Cowboys beat Kansas in Stillwater for the third straight time and the fifth in seven years. Jeff Newberry scored 13 points …

Badgers Stun No. 4 Mich. State

Monday, January 18, 2016

Madison, Wis. — Ethan Happ scored underneath the basket with 10 seconds left and Wisconsin beat No. 4 Michigan State 77-76 on Sunday. The Spartans had a final chance to win but Denzel Valentine missed a 3-pointer and …

College Roundup: Big Green Holds Off Saints, 4-2

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — A wild affair ended Saturday night with the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team clinging to a 4-2 ECAC Hockey win against No. 18 St. Lawrence at Thompson Arena. The play of senior goalie Charles Grant early in the game helped the Big Green (8-8-1, 5-5-0) weather …

Big Green Chomps Gators

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — Dunks were thrown down and a scoring record fell Saturday during the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team’s 121-56 defeat of Pine Manor at Leede Arena. The Big Green eclipsed its single-game points mark by nine and …

College Basketball: No. 1 Kansas Holds Off TCU

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Lawrence, Kan. — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 11 points, Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo provided a boost off the bench, and No. 1 Kansas slogged past TCU 70-63 on Saturday. Bragg had 10 points, as did Perry Ellis and Devonte Graham. Diallo had nine points and nine rebounds …

So, What Is a Pine Manor?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hanover — First the sad news: Former stripper Busty Heart is unable to attend today’s men’s basketball game between Dartmouth College and visiting Pine Manor College. Heart, who studied at the tiny Boston-area school during the early 1980s, …

Ivy League Women’s Hoops Take Sharp Rise in Credibility

Friday, January 15, 2016

New York — Fresh off Princeton’s historic season, Ivy League women’s basketball is on the rise. With a record number of non-conference victories this winter, the league known more for its academics than its athletics, is starting to be a force on the court. Princeton’s undefeated regular season …

No. 16 Iowa Sweeps Out No. 4 Michigan State

Friday, January 15, 2016

East Lansing, Mich. — Peter Jok scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 16 Iowa build a huge lead and the Hawkeyes went on to rout No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 on Thursday night. The Hawkeyes (13-3, 4-0 Big Ten) dominated the …

Clemson Knocks Off No. 9 Duke

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Greenville, s.c. — Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points, including the clinching dunk with 13.5 seconds left, to lift Clemson to a 68-63 victory over No. 9 Duke on Wednesday night. Coupled with Sunday’s win over then No. 16 Louisville, it’s the first time the Tigers (11-6, 4-1 ACC) …